The Bookey Readings: Linda Buckmaster + Elizabeth W. Garber


The Bookey Readings at the Harlow will host readers Linda Buckmaster and Elizabeth W. Garber for their last reading of the 2019 season on Friday, November 15 at 7pm. Come and experience an evening of excellent spoken word in an art gallery setting. 

Linda Buckmaster’s poetry, essay, and fiction have appeared in over thirty journals. She has produced collaborative work with artists of various media, and her monograph “Northern Run” with Book Artist Jan Owen is in the collection of the Center for Book Arts, University of Southern Maine. Since retirement, her wanderlust has been fed by writing residencies at Vermont Studios Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Obras Foundation, among others.

Elizabeth W. Garber’s book, Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter (2018) from She Writes Press, focuses on a family caught in a collision between modern architecture, radical social change, and mental illness in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elizabeth is the author of three books of poetry: True Affections: Poems from a Small Town (2012), Listening Inside the Dance (2005), and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Three of her poems were read on NPR on The Writer’s Almanac. Her poems were included in two anthologies of Maine Poets, Take Heart: Poems from Maine, and More Poems from Maine. She was interviewed and filmed for a website showcasing twenty Maine Poets. She collaborated with painter/photographer Michael Weymouth, combining her poetry and essays with his paintings and photographs to create a coffee table style book Maine (Island Time) (2013). This book won the Maine Writers and Publishers Literary Prize in 2014 for Excellence in Publishing. While working on her memoir, Implosion, she was awarded two writing fellowships at Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming.

All are welcome. Refreshments are served, and a $3 donation to benefit The Harlow is appreciated at the door. For more information about this event, contact Claire Hersom at The Bookey Readings at The Harlowis a monthly poetry series running from April through November and has been running for over 25 years. 

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.